By Faith Igbudu
As schools re-open, the committee in Benue State University (BSU) called “Taskforce on Intra-COVID-19 University Activities (TICUA) has released a code of conduct that will guide staff and students conduct on campus.
The document which is tagged: ‘Promoting Behaviors that Reduce the spread of COVID-19 as Academic Activities Resume in the University’ is in line with the state government directive that each school should create a COVID-19 action team.
The document with eight articles is being headed by Prof Linus Saalu and holds among others that, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette must be observed. Masks must be worn consistently and correctly, adding that each staff and student should have at least five (5) sets of face mask.
It also emphasized social/physical distancing, cleaning and disinfection on surfaces, saying identity cards must be worn at all times for easy identification.
The committee noted that a special COVID-19 approach will given to staff/students with disabilities or special needs and advised anyone sick to stay home and monitor their health status.
Speaking with The Voice, Public Relations Officer of the University, Tse Vanger, said the school is serious about the fight against COVID-19, adding that the above measures follows the fumigation of the entire school premises.
According to him, with the approval of the school’s management, students are to resume and write their examinations in tranches to observe physical distancing.